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2112

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Posted: 05/29/22 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CohoSalmon wrote:

Thanks everyone. When I have internet I will post a picture. [image]

Man, that's awesome. Nice Find


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Posted: 05/29/22 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I camped in 2006 with some friends of friends and one couple had a very similar 5th wheel. Very small compared to today's standards. They had completely redone the inside and it was immaculate. I remember the external frame for the jacks and hitch as it was the first time I had seen one like that. I hoped I had a picture but I was unable to find one.

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NO WAY that's a truck camper...if you put that in a truck bed, the camper door would never open! The external frame that supports the cabover and pinbox is an unusual design , but NO WAY is that a "homemade" fifth wheel, it was built as a 5er and it came from the factory like that.

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Posted: 06/06/22 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm a little confused:
- Is the DMV refusing to title it?
- Is it curiosity regarding the original manufacturer?


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The DMV told me it's a homebuilt. I had a title from a deceased owner. It's date of"home building" was 1990. DMV had me track down the widow. I got my title as a homebuilt. No one challenging me yet...... however....truth is... it's factory built in the mid 70's. The mfgr serial number went missing somehow...it might be stolen .. but I got it when a renter moved out and abandoned it.

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Posted: 06/11/22 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know that IL DMV will often re-label older trailers as home built instead of making the effort of finding an original title. Seem them do it on newer trailers too. Some states do not require a license/title for small trailers so a person can buy one in those states and lose the title over the years because they don't have to license it. Then they sell it to someone from a different state that requires a title. Instead of the 2nd state researching for a title or requiring the new purchaser to get a title which may be near impossible the 2nd state DMV will just do a home built title.
Like your 5er it's obviously not a home built but given its age I can see where a previous owner might have lost the title, if they ever had one.


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Posted: 06/11/22 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CohoSalmon wrote:

Thanks everyone. When I have internet I will post a picture. [image]



Finally a 1/2 ton towable 5th Wheel!!

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As I said in the beginning, I've not been an RVer in the past.....however, I do need living quarters on ajob site. I built a metal roof to keep the rain out of this 45 year old trailer. I've come to like it. Yes, the size is very attractive for one person. I can see the simplicity of towing and use for one person. As I replace those incandescent lights with LED I'm also trying to get the water system working. I hooked up a water hose, 72 lb pressure, and promptly blew something out. I turned on the 12 volt pump and it works fine except there's a leak somewhere. I'm totally intimidated by what seems to me a very complex system of hot water tank, holding tank, fresh water tank, external source, and I don't know what else. Is there a site for "RV water systems made simple"?

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Well if you have access to the internet Youtube is a great resource
for all of this.

This may well get you started

It has helped me out many times.

Good luck

Long ago I had a friend that had one like yours,I had never seen a fifth wheel that small,he pulled it with his Ford Ranger.


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https://camperguide.org/rv-plumbing-diagram/

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